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Tim Ferriss to lead discussion with Jordan Burroughs, Neil deGrasse Tyson at 2024 Beat the Streets Annual Benefit

The bestselling author and podcast host grew up wrestling on Long Island in New York.

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Tim Ferriss, the author of five No. 1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, will lead a discussion with Jordan Burroughs and Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Beat the Streets Wrestling Annual Benefit on Tuesday, June 4 at Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan.

Ferriss, who grew up wrestling on Long Island in New York, has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others). His podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads. It has now exceeded one billion downloads.

Burroughs is a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and six-time World champion in men's freestyle wrestling. DeGrasse Tyson, who wrestled at The Bronx High School of Science and Harvard University, is now a World-renowned astrophysicist. Burroughs and deGrasse Tyson will share with Ferriss how the sport of wrestling has shaped their success and lives.

The BTS Annual Benefit will support and celebrate BTS programs that empower New York City students to achieve their goals on the wrestling mat and in the classroom – and honor coaches and partners who make each win a reality. The event will also feature a cocktail reception, USA Wrestling Olympic athletes, and a live auction.

The BTS Annual Benefit helps the organization raise more than $1 million each year to support local youth wrestling programs, which empower young people in New York City. This year’s event will be the 14th BTS Annual Benefit.

The event will start at 6 p.m. Eastern time. A variety of ticket packages, which include an option to attend the VIP after-party, are available, starting at $1,000 at For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to donate auction items, email BTS Executive Director Brendan Buckley at 



About Beat the Streets 

Since being founded in 2005, Beat the Streets has pioneered a movement that now includes 150 individual wrestling programs, a youth league and the first girls high school league.

Beat the Streets works to develop the full human and athletic potential of New York City urban youth and strengthen the city's wrestling culture. Beat the Streets aims to make a lifelong impact on student-athletes through the lessons learned on the wrestling mat -- discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic. For more information about Beat the Streets, visit and follow Beat the Streets on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and X.

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Steele Nickle
Steele Nickle
Apr 17

This year’s event will be the 14th BTS Annual Benefit. drift boss

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